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  • 2018-06-28

    Digitalisation, medicine and health in focus

    The International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, IEEE CBMS 2018, was held on 18–21 June at Karlstad University. Around 100 international researchers and other experts in the area of medical and health technology participated in the symposium to present their own research and exchange knowledge and experience with others.

    “IEEE CBMS is a top-ranked conference and this is the first time it is held in Sweden,” says Bridget Kane, Docent in Information Systems at the Karlstad Business School. “We received a lot of positive feedback from the participants during the conference, both regarding its content and organisation.”

    IEEE CBMS 2018 is the 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems and the conference is held annually in June. The conference gathers researchers and other experts from a number of different fields connected to medical and health technology.

  • 2018-05-08

    ITQ network celebrated 10 years

    ITQ – the network for girls studying IT at universities and practitioners in business, celebrated 10 years with cake, guest lectures, and not least mingle and networking. The guest was Siduri Poli, the digital inspirer of 2017, who told of her interest for technology as a tool for change.

    Present were also current IT students, high school students from Fria Läroverken as well as professionals from CGI, Ibiz solutions, Municipality of Karlstad, Netgain, Sogeti and ÅF. Several of the professionals have themselves taken an IT education at Karlstad Business School and Karlstad University - and were notably happy to be back for a guest performance.

  • 2018-05-04

    Seminar on Facebook page of the Church of Sweden

    Henrik Åhman, HCI researcher at the Media & Informatics dept. of Uppsala University, discussed a project he recently started together with former KAU researcher Claes Thorén: “Ancient rituals in contemporary landscapes: An exploration of religious practices in social media".

    The purpose of this project is to understand what happens when religious discourse, which has traditionally been characterized by hierarchies and structured practices, moves into contexts which are said to be anti-hierarchical and unstructured, and which explicitly aim at co-construction of meaning.

  • 2018-04-27

    International conference on digitalisation, medicine and health

    Between June 18 and 21 Karlstad university will be hosting the 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, IEEE CBMS 2018. And there is a great interest – more than 200 contributions have been submitted. Selecting amongst the papers is hard work for the international committee of the conference. Bridget Kane, associate lecturer in informatics at Karlstad Business School, is organising the arrangement and she is pleased with all the interest shown.

    CBMS stands for Computer-Based Medical Systems, and the conference brings researchers from a variety of fields together: computer science, informatics and engineering, as well as experts in medical technology active within both academia and the medical sector.

    During the conference a wide array of topics will be discussed, such as e-health, big data, biomedical informatics, medical records systems, virtual reality in the teaching of medical students, sensor systems for neonatal care, analyses of medical data and many others.

  • 2018-03-28

    Joint knowledge development on sustainability and quality as perspective in process management

    The Swedish association for quality in the regions of Värmland, Dalsland and Örebro (SFK VDÖ) met on the 8th of March and the hostess was Marie-Therese Christiansson, deputy head at the Business School at Karlstad University, teacher in informatics and president of SFK VDÖ. The purpose was a joint knowledge development in co-production between academics, education and practice.

    The focus was business- and operational implicational reasons to work with quality and sustainability in process management as well as on methods on how to identify and value different perspectives in operational processes. The purpose of the workshop was exchange of experience and a joint learning, where the students of the course “Business development from a process and partnership perspective” also participated in the discussions.

  • 2018-03-19

    HumanIT website is closed

    HumanIT is since Aug 31st 2017 decomissioned and we have also closed down the website now. Further information about the research projects connected to HumanIT can be found on other the webpages of other departments.

    At Karlstad University’s webpage on Computer science, kau.se/en/cs you will find information about several extensive research projects regarding computer security and usability, especially integrity and privacy.

    Research regarding the use of mobile phones in development countries can be found on the webpage for Informatics at Karlstad Business School, kau.se/en/information-systems

Contact: Subject representative professor John Sören Pettersson telephone +46547002553. Faculty administrator Berit Kessler telephone +4670541767. More information under Contact